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The Birthstone for March is the AQUAMARINE

The word aqua and marine are from Latin origin meaning seawater. Legends would have us believe that it is the stone of mermaids and brings good fortune and safety for seafarers.

The Aquamarine is from the Beryl stone family which includes Emeralds and Morganite.

Interestingly enough, many years ago, in Germany eyeglasses were made from the mineryl Beryl and hence the word “Brill”has found its way into the  South African vocabularly.